Upcoming Professional Training Workshops in Dakar and Bangkok in March, 2018

News

We are pleased to announce two upcoming workshops in Dakar, Senegal (March 6 – 8, 2018) and Bangkok, Thailand (March 27 – 29, 2018) as part of our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data for Sustainable Development developed and delivered in partnership with UNSSC and financial support from the Hewlett Foundation. Over each three-day session, these workshops will enhance … Read More

Introducing the UNSSC/Data-Pop Alliance Big Data & Sustainable Development Open Learning Hub

News

As part of our data literacy program, Data-Pop Alliance and the Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Staff College (UNSSC), are excited to share the launch of the “Big Data & Sustainable Development Open Learning Hub”. Our vision is the creation of a global community of practice, through an open and free interactive learning platform, to facilitate … Read More

Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable – Workshop à Dakar, 6-8 mars, 2018

News

Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable Un cours par Data-Pop Alliance en collaboration avec l’Ecole des cadres du système des Nations Unies (UNSSC) Du 6 au 8 mars 2018 Centre d’Information des Nations Unies (UNIC), Dakar Le second cours de notre Programme Global de Formation Professionnelle sur le Big Data et le Développement Durable, développé et délivré en partenariat … Read More

Program Assistant, New York City

News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full or part-time Program Assistant to support its research, training and policy activities in Latin America and Africa in particular. The Program Assistant is expected to be based in New York City, and will work out of the Data-Pop Alliance office located at ThoughtWorks NYC: 99 Madison Ave, New York. Effective dates: September 18, 2017 … Read More

SD Talks Session 3: Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime

News

Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime Monday 12 June 2017 02:30 PM CEST | 08:30 AM EST Data-Pop Alliance Chief Data Scientist, Dr Nuria Oliver will speak on Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime for the third Webinar of the SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development. The session will be held on Monday … Read More

Links We Like

Julie Ricard News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on innovation, data literacy, open data, and more!

Register now for our next Professional Training Workshop “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” in Nairobi on June 27-29, in partnership with UNSSC

News

Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development – Fellowships available – A course by Data-Pop Alliance in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) 27-29 June 2017 UN Office in Nairobi (UNON) , Kenya Following the launch last year of our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data for Sustainable Development developed and delivered in partnership with UNSSC and financial … Read More

Launch of the Webinar Series on Data for Sustainable Development in partnership with UNSSC

News

Big Data: What is it and how can it contribute to Sustainable Development? Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:30 PM CEST Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of the Webinar Series on Data for Sustainable Development, developed and delivered in partnership with the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, as a part of its SD Talks Special Series initiative. … Read More

Links We Like

Julie Ricard News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on innovation, data literacy, open data, and more!

Watch the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development sessions online, March 1-3

News

Watch the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development sessions online, March 1-3 The Global Festival of Ideas, the first ‘playable’ policy conference on the SDGs, is starting tomorrow (March 1-3) in Bonn! A great crowd of leading thinkers, policy-makers, civil society and activists, together with gaming experts and policy simulators that will gather to discuss news ways of thinking … Read More

Last call for registration: Join Data-Pop Alliance at the Global Festival of Ideas!

News

Last call for registration: Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development New thinking for a better world 1-3 March 2017 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany We are honored to be a part of the crowd of leading thinkers, policy-makers, civil society and activists, together with gaming experts and policy simulators that will gather in Bonn, Germany on March 1-3, for … Read More

Data-Pop Alliance launches its Global Professional Training Program in Bogotá!
Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2016

Blog, News

Following a pilot event at MIT Media Lab in June, Data-Pop Alliance formally launched its Global Professional Training Program with its first full fledged four-day intensive workshop on “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” in Bogotá, Colombia, from November 29th to December 2nd. Up to 10 workshops will take place in 2017, in Colombia, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Thailand and the … Read More

Save the date: Announcing the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

News

Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development New thinking for a better world 1-3 March 2017 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Global Festival of Ideas plans to catalyze that revolution. Join us for the world’s … Read More

Save the Date: The Ethics of Algorithms | Tuesday, December 6, 6:30pm

News

Save the Date: The Ethics of Algorithms Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30pm ThoughtWorks 99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor, New York, NY RSVP Data-Pop Alliance and Thought Works invite you to join us for a collaborative public discussion on exploring the ethical implications of the rising popularity of algorithmic decision making. In everything from criminal justice to humanitarian aid, more and … Read More

Launching our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data and Development

News

Data-Pop Alliance is excited to launch its Global Professional Training Program on Big Data and Sustainable Development, with funding from the Hewlett Foundation and in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC). This professional training Program is implemented through 4-day capacity and community building workshops dedicated to development professionals—including policymakers and civil servants, civil society representatives, researchers, private sector employees working on social good projects as well as staff of non-governmental and international organizations.

The program will be rolled out in up to 8 countries in 2016-17, including Colombia, Senegal, Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, Ethiopia, and the US, leveraging the resources of our extended network of partners, Research Affiliates, team members and leadership at MIT and Harvard, as well as bringing in local experts from academia and other sectors.

Following an inaugural pilot held at MIT Media Lab in June, the first of these global workshops will be held in Bogotá, Colombia from November 29 – December 2, 2016. For more information and registration for the course, please visit: https://www.unssc.org/home/activities/leveraging-big-data-sustainable-development.

Announcement of UN World Data Forum Program Committee

News

The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on January 15-18, 2017, hosted by Statistics South Africa, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics. The Forum recently announced the composition of its Program Committee, tasked with guiding and overseeing the development of the various sessions, panels, data labs and interactive platforms, with representatives from governments, the private sector, civil society, the UN system, and the scientific and academic communities. Data-Pop Alliance Director and Co-Founder Emmanuel Letouzé was nominated as member of the Program Committee, to especially provide inputs on Big Data and data literacy.

Research Assistant, Big Data and Development

News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a motivated and engaged Research Assistant (RA) to support our ongoing research and training activities on big data and development, including conducting research, organizing events and preparing materials for our upcoming global training workshops.

Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé to Deliver Joint Keynote with Simón Gaviria, Director of Colombia’s Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), at ANDICOM

News

ANDICOM is the gathering point for the ICT industry in Colombia and South America, to create business opportunities through face to face networking activities, as well as a trade shows and a top level academic agenda. Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, will give a joint keynote with Simón Gaviria, Director of Colombia’s Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), … Read More

Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé to Deliver Keynote Speech at The Innovation Enterprise’s Big Data Innovation Summit in September

Carson Martinez News

Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, has been invited to speak about Data Literacy at The Innovation Enterprise’s Big Data Innovation Summit, which will take place on September 8-9 in Boston. The talk will highlight the importance of Data Literacy in leveraging and shaping the future of Big Data.   See the full agenda here: https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston-2016/schedule

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on innovation, data literacy, open data, and more!

UN Side Event on Disability and Digital Societies

Carson Martinez News

This is an update for our series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and disability. As part of our investigation of how new data sources can contribute to various research areas related to disability, Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce their involvement in the UN Working Group on Disability and Digital Societies.

UNSSC and Data-Pop Alliance partner to deliver learning initiatives on Big Data in the context of Agenda 2030

News

This announcement of this joint initiative was originally posted on 19 May 2016 on UNSSC’s website: https://www.unssc.org/home/news/unssc-and-data-pop-alliance-partner-deliver-learning-initiatives-big-data-context-agenda-2030 The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is delighted to announce the consolidation of a partnership agreement with Data-Pop Alliance – a global coalition on Big Data and development created by The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute, … Read More

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on the World Humanitarian Summit, the data revolution, ethics, data governance, and more!

Save the Date! Our 3rd “digitising europe” initiative event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy

David Sangokoya News

#digitisingEU #FuturoBigData “Big Data: ¿oportunidades sin límite?” Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:30a – 1:30p Casa del Lector. Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera, 14. Madrid, Spain In the last decade, society has witnessed a digital revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. The Big Data Revolution helps us to spot socially valuable insights or … Read More

Data-Pop Alliance to Present 2 Papers at Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016

News

Two of Data-Pop Alliance’s papers have been selected for this year’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE). One paper, “The ABCDE of Big Data: Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates” will be presented by Emmanuel Letouzé and Gabriel Pestre during Monday morning’s session 1B, “Data for Development” in Room MC 7-100. The second paper, “Identifying Crime Hotspots … Read More

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on global development, privacy, open data, inequality, and more!

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on Blockchain, smart cities, EU data protection, privacy, censorship, and more!

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on smart cities, fragility, ebola, and more!

Research Assistant, Big Data and Sustainable Development

News

Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a motivated and engaged Research Assistant (RA) interested in learning more about data and international development. The RA will support our ongoing research and training activities on data and development, including conducting research and preparing materials for our upcoming training workshops with the World Bank and MIT Media Lab.

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on data ethics, ebola, privacy, inclusion, and more!

Senior Design Consultant

News

Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a senior design consultant to support our ongoing data literacy program.

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on migration, cell phone data, climate refugees and more!

Program Intern

News

Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a part or full-time Program Intern to join our team in New York City beginning in March. The position is paid and will be based in NYC.

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on data visualizations, inclusion, Zika Virus, access, and more!

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly round-up of the links we like and want to share with you on Free Basics, Open Sourced data, Algorithms, Op Africa and more!

Links We Like

News

#Linkswelike Check out our weekly compilation of the links we like and want to share with you on Privacy Shield, migration, digital ethics, and more

Design & Media Specialist

News

Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a full-time Design & Media Specialist based in New York City, hired by MIT Media Lab. The position will begin as soon as possible and last 2 months with possibility of extension.

Links We Like

News

#LinksWeLike Here’s a quick weekly compilation of a few links we like and want to share with you: Could consumers sell access to their own encrypted data? It looks that way. “MIT’s New Blockchain Project Enigma Wants to Let You Share Your Data on Your Own Terms,” by Steven Melendez for FastCompany. Our Academic Director, Alex “Sandy” Pentland is helping with the … Read More

Happy | Joyeux | Feliz | 2016!

News

Dear friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters, Data-Pop Alliance’s team joins me in wishing you a Happy New Year 2016—with special thoughts and thanks to those who have helped us since we launched in November 2014. For us as a new organization, 2015 was a busy year that saw us grow and develop many projects, publications, and partnerships featured on our … Read More

Links We Like

News

#LinksWeLike Here’s a quick compilation of a few links we like and want to share with you: Compelling article by Charles Kenny of The Atlantic: “2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being”. Violence dominated the headlines this year. But by many measures, humanity is in better shape than it’s ever been.  Jeffrey Sachs writes for The Boston … Read More

Save the Date! Our 2nd “digitising europe” initiative event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy

News

#digitisingEU “Big Data: Key to the Future or the End of Privacy?” Monday, January 25, 2016 6:00p – 7:45p at the BOZAR in Brussels EU decision-makers have called for a new, open discussion on how best to harness the social benefits that big data brings while protecting the dignity and the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. The Vodafone Institute and the … Read More

Nov. 12 in Berlin: European Stakeholders’ Dialogues on Big Data with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance

News

#digitisingEU Join us next week in Berlin, at the digitising europe initiative 2015 where European stakeholders will dialogue on the ethics of Big Data in partnership with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance! In the last decade, society has witnessed a technological revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. It helps us … Read More